Hannah Begbie

Hannah Begbie studied Art History at Cambridge University. She went on to become a talent agent, representing BAFTA and Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning writers and comedians for ten years until her youngest son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

In 2015 she joined the board of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, to raise awareness and advocate for the CF community. She also enrolled in The Novel Studio course at City University, winning that year’s new writing prize. The book she developed there became her debut novel, ‘Mother’, which was published by HarperCollins on 26 July 2018. 

‘Mother’ went on to win the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award for new writing. It was picked for Fern Britton’s inaugural book club for Tesco and for Mumsnet Book of the Month.

Described by The Financial Times as ‘human and true’ and The Irish Examiner as ‘simply brilliant’, ‘Mother’ has been optioned by Clerkenwell Films for adaptation as a television drama.

Hannah lives in north London with her husband, a screenwriter, and their two sons. She is currently writing her second novel, for publication in Autumn 2019.


Photo credit (c): Sophia Spring